Genital self image is the attitude and feeling we have about our genitals and it is influenced by the shape and size of our genital organs.
There is growing interest in improving genital self image among women of all ages. That’s why number of women seeking genital esthetic surgery is increasing rapidly.
For Example in USA, there was a 49% increase in the number of labiaplasty procedures from 2013 to 2014.
Genital esthetic surgical procedures such as labiaplasty are done for many reasons such as discomfort, irritation, anxiety during sex but the most common reason that women undergo labiaplasty is that women are concerned about the appearance of their labia.
Most women seeking genital esthetic surgery for cosmetic reasons seek a homogenous vulvar appearance which is termed as a ‘clean slit’ or ‘barbie doll vagina’. Other terms used synonymously are ‘bagina surgery’ or ‘designer vagina’.
Cosmetic genital concerns stem from the fact that we compare ourselves to others. Mainstream media makes people think that they should not be outside the norm. However women have vulvas of diverse appearance and each vulva is beautiful the natural way it is.
In this post, we would like to give brief information about what is meant by the term ‘Barbie doll vagina’.
Barbie doll vagina esthetic procedure aims to leave just the venus cleft seen from outside, not the dark coloured labia minora or the saggy protruding vaginal mucosal tissues.
There are a variety of surgical procedures applied to the genitals to get a homogenous youthful vulvar appearance as part of a Barbie Doll Vagina procedure.
Depending on the patient’s needs, one or a combination of the below three procedures may be applied for a Barbie doll vagina most commonly:
In some patients, the following procedures may be added to the above three procedures if necessary.
Labiaplasty procedure aims to reduce the size of the labia minora. Dark coloured, hypertrophic labia minora may be protruding between the labia majora and sometimes there may be asymmetry between left and right labia minora.
By labiaplasty surgery, maximum reduction of the size of the labia minora is aimed. When combined with clitoral hood reduction in necessary cases, there is a more balanced vulvar look. Because excessive skin covering clitoral glans may be more obvious after a labiaplasty procedure and this may concern women having labiaplasty both for functional and cosmetic reasons.
Labial puff procedure may be needed in women who lost weight and there is loss of volume in the labia majora. Patient’s own fat tissue may be harvested by liposuction and prepared to be injected into the labia majora homogenously.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers may also be used for a labial puff procedure.The final result is puffy, youthful looking labia majora, with just the venus cleft visible in the middle. Labial puff procedure is complementary to labiaplasty and acts in synergy because the puffy appearance of labia majora hides labia minora tissue in between.
Labial symmetry may be congenital (from birth) or acquired (after child birth, travma etc). Labia may be aymmetrical in size, potrusion, shape or colour. These asymmetrical features may be corrected by a labiaplasty procedure and the labia look more homogenous and symmetrical after labiaplasty surgery.
Barbie Doll Vagina surgery is commonly an outpatient procedure. Patients are admitted to the clinic or hospital right before surgery, the procedure is performed either by local anesthesia or by general anesthesia and patients are discharged on the same day after surgery after having enough rest in the clinic.
The price of Barbie Doll vagina procedure depends on the type of anesthesia used, the hospital or clinic chosen for surgery and the types of procedures applied for a Barbie doll vagina procedure.
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